Weekend in Beirut

I ended up having to extend my Istanbul trip right until the point where I went to Beirut, meaning I had only 3 hours in between flights and no time to go home and pack for the next trip, so of course I just HAD to pop into Zara to buy some new clothes. Looking […]

Iran Travels Part 3 : Tehran

For the last part of my trip, I headed to Tehran, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite cities. I love the beautiful parks and manicured parkways, which are often decorated with cool art installations and sculptures, and of course the murals that decorate the walls of so many buildings. Even more so, I […]

Amman and Petra

A few months back when my mom was visiting me in Dubai, we planned a long weekend in Jordan. We spent time in Amman and Petra, which was incredible. I didn’t realize how spread out the sites are, so unfortunately we did not get to see Wadi Rum. I did, however, have the best falafel […]

Tehran

I went to Tehran for Eid al Fitr, and it was spectacular, as usual. I basically put back on every single pound I lost during Ramadan by eating tahdeeg for every meal, falludeh Shirazi, and the best tahcheen. I finally visited the Carpet Museum of Iran, which unfortunately had no working air conditioning, and the rug […]

Beirut and Byblos

I was invited by my friend May for a weekend in Beirut to attend her friends Karim and Marina’s wedding. As a guest with no pre-wedding activities or obligations, I took the chance to head out of town to Byblos on my own, and then spent the day with my lovely friend Heba, who had recently […]